The Devil wants nothing more than to destroy us and when we fail to exercise balance, we provide him that very opportunity. As Christians, we must balance acting out of love and acting with knowledge. Taking an extreme view on either side will cause us problems. We must balance teaching to evangelize to those who do not know the gospel and teaching that is to build up Christians in the faith. We must balance collective worship with individual godly living; exhorting those who need encouragement and rebuking those in sin; and doing the work of the LORD to demonstrate faith with a recognition that salvation is only possible by God's grace.